Heather is a second year PhD student working under the supervision of Dr. Amitava Chowdhury. Her research interests include the British Empire and Commonwealth in the 20th century, decolonization, and global history. Her doctoral research will focus on the development of the Commonwealth of Nations and its relationship to decolonization by exploring the contradiction between national autonomy and imperial unity. Heather completed her undergraduate studies at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC before coming to Queen's in 2020 as an MA student.
Heather is serving as the President of the Graduate History Students' Association for the 2023-2024 year.
Outside of history, she enjoys playing field hockey, knitting, and complaining about the weather in Ontario.